Guidelines on Testing

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)

GUIDELINES ON TESTING

SUGGESTED INITIAL FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION AND TESTING OF EQUIPMENT

 Type of    PremisesType of Equipment

Note (1)

User Checks

Note (2)

Class 1Cass 2
Formal

Visual

Inspection

Note (3)

Combined

Inspection

And Testing

Note (5)

Formal

Visual

Inspection

Note (3)

Combined

Inspection

And Testing

Note (5)

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1Construction Sites

110 V Equipment

S

IT

M#

P#

H#

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

2Industrial

Including

Commercial

Kitchens

 

S

IT

M

P

H

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

Before Use

Before Use

None

None

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

None

None

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3Equipment

Used By The Public

S

IT

M

P

H

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3 Months

3 Months

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

4SchoolsS

IT

M

P

H

Weekly+

Weekly+

Weekly+

Weekly+

Before Use+

None

None

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

5HotelsS

IT

M

P

H

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months

48 Months

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

None

None

None

None

None

6Offices And ShopsS

IT

M

P

H

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months

48 Months

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

None

None

None

None

None